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Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

This mayfly was collected from the Namekagon River on January 13th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com on January 25th, 2006.

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Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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Here's the shed exoskeleton from when a Leptophlebia cupida nymph molted to a new instar in my holding tub.  Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Here's the shed exoskeleton from when a Leptophlebia cupida nymph molted to a new instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) in my holding tub.
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Here's the shed exoskeleton from when a Leptophlebia cupida nymph molted to a new instar in my holding tub.  Leptophlebia cupida (Black Quill) Mayfly Nymph from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Here's the shed exoskeleton from when a Leptophlebia cupida nymph molted to a new instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) in my holding tub.

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